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Lot 40: DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. "THE ADVENTURES" AND "THE MEMOIRS" OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1892-94 (2 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892, 8vo (236 x 163mm.), FIRST EDITION (with misprint "Violent Hunter" on p.317), illustrations by Sidney Paget, original blue cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894, 8vo (234 x159mm.), FIRST EDITION, illustrations by Sidney Paget, original light blue cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; together in collector's matching morocco-backed clamshell box, very minor wear to binding of first work, some minor foxing, OTHERWISE EXCEPTIONAL COPIES (2)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Literature: Green & Gibson A10a, A14a; Sadleir 739, 746

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